The Liverpool based charity Housing People, Building Communities are looking to enhance its Board of Trustees and create Advisory Groups as it moves on to new projects.
It is specifically looking for people with expertise in Legal, Finance and Construction.
Legal would benefit from experience in Social Housing, Housing Associations, communities and Charities
Finance would benefit from experience in mortgage lending, leasehold, project finance, fund raising, related grants, related tax and insurance
Construction would benefit from experience in modular housing, off-site construction, small developments and energy efficiency
The roles are voluntary and carry no salary or related expenses and normally require attending a monthly weekday Trustee Board Meeting or ad-hoc Advisory Group meetings.
Housing People, Building Communities is a multi-award winning charity whose focus is on helping those who wouldn’t ordinarily be able to afford to own a home of their own and have a comprehensive procedure for selecting families. Before being accepted as home partners they had to already live or work in the city or have strong family connections. They had to be willing to give 500 hours of their time towards creating these unique communities, in exchange for their deposit (sweat equity). They had to have sufficient income to secure a mortgage to buy ideally a 50% share of their new home.
The first project, completed in 2017, built 32 affordable family homes on land donated by the Catholic Archdiocese. The charity will have completed the second phase by the end of October 2019 to convert the adjacent derelict St Bernard’s church, again donated by the Catholic Archdiocese, into 11 town-type houses within the external structure. In addition on adjoining land they have constructed a detached house and four apartments. These have been done in conjunction with one of the leading Housing Associations in the North West. Upon completion, the project will have provided 48 new homes and provided affordable housing to over 150 people who otherwise would not have been able to obtain their own home.
The Charity is now embarking on new projects in and around the area and region in conjunction with Local Authorities, Housing Associations, etc. and is looking to enhance the expertise and experience of its Board of Trustees and create Advisory Groups as and when required.
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